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  • Bengaluru FC looking to wrap up I-League title against Dempo 21-04-2014 11:46 AM

    Bengaluru FC would look to clinch their maiden I-League title in their debut season with a victory over Dempo FC in their penultimate league match at Nehru Stadium on Monday. Bengaluru FC, who are leading the table with 41 points from 22 matches, need three points from two remaining matches...
  • Rajasthan Royals will bounce back, says confident Sanju Samson 21-04-2014 11:33 AM

    His fine half-century went in vain against Kings XI Punjab, but Rajasthan Royals' young batsman Sanju Samson says he is not the one to cry over one setback for too long and would be aiming to finish off games for his team in the coming IPL matches. Samson's 52 was...
  • Kings XI Punjab's M-factor: Maxwell and Miller 21-04-2014 03:07 AM

    The M-factor for the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 7 season seven seems to be working well. (Glenn) Maxwell and (David) Miller are the two juggernauts who again proved to be the match winners for the Punjab-based outfit. Maxwell and Miller underlined their credentials as big-match players by leading...
  • Maxwell, Miller fireworks power Punjab to seven-wicket win over Rajasthan 20-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball 51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in a high-scoring IPL-7 match on Sunday. Chasing an imposing 192 to win, Maxwell and Miller put on an...
  • Everton remain in top-four hunt with 2-0 victory over Manchester United 20-04-2014 11:02 PM

    England: Everton ensured a miserable return to Goodison Park for former manager David Moyes by overwhelming Manchester United in a 2-0 win to keep pace with Arsenal in the race for Champions League qualification on Sunday. First-half goals by Leighton Baines - from the penalty spot - and Kevin Mirallas...
  • Raheem Sterling is the best young player in Europe: Brendan Rodgers 20-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling as the best young player in European football after the 19-year-old played a starring role in their 3-2 win against Norwich City on Sunday. Victory lifted Liverpool to 80 points and with just three games to go they lead second-placed Chelsea, who they...
  • Lukas Podolski strikes twice as Arsenal glide past Hull 20-04-2014 09:50 PM

    England: Lukas Podolski scored two goals for the second straight match as Arsenal beat Hull 3-0 on Sunday to move a step closer to securing the final Champions League place in the Premier League. Arsenal's finishing was clinical at the KC Stadium, with Aaron Ramsey setting the visitors on their...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan vs Punjab, IPL 2014 20-04-2014 07:10 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Punjab pulled off a sensational chase of 205 runs to upset two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi on Friday, followed by Rajasthan's impressive four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Playing XIs: Rajasthan: Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Nayar, Sanju...
  • Raheem Sterling scores twice as Liverpool beat Norwich 3-2 20-04-2014 07:08 PM

    England: A first English championship in 24 years is within Liverpool's grasp after a 3-2 victory over Norwich that was inspired by Raheem Sterling's double and a 30th goal of the campaign by Luis Suarez on Sunday. An 11th straight league win secured the Reds a return to the Champions...
  • Atletico playmaker Arda Turan fit to face Chelsea in Champions League 20-04-2014 06:32 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid playmaker Arda Turan has been declared fit to face Chelsea in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, the La Liga leaders said on Sunday. The Turkey international has not featured since picking up a groin injury in the quarter-final, first leg against Barcelona on April 1. A...
  • BCCI forms new IPL probe panel, to propose it to SC 20-04-2014 05:20 PM

    The BCCI on Sunday came up with a three-member panel to investigate the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. The decision was taken at the emergency Working Committee meeting held at the board's headquarters in Mumbai this afternoon. Former CBI director RK Raghavan, former Calcutta High Court chief justice JN Patel...
  • Kolkata boy selected to train at Manchester United 20-04-2014 02:19 PM

    Rajib Ray, 16-year-old and living in a slum of Kolkata's red light area has been chosen to train with Premier League club Manchester United. The teenager plays barefoot on the back streets of Kolkata was spotted by the scouts of United at a tournament for India's best youngsters. Rajib's life...
  • Cavani double hands PSG French League Cup trophy 20-04-2014 10:48 AM

    Paris St Germain collected their first trophy of the season when Edinson Cavani's double secured a 2-1 victory against Olympique Lyon in the French League Cup final on Saturday. Uruguay striker Cavani netted twice in the first half, including a controversial penalty, to hand PSG their fourth League Cup title...
  • IPL 7: I am happy with my technique now, says Robin Uthappa 20-04-2014 10:30 AM

    Dubai: Kolkata Knight Riders' Robin Uthappa says he is happy about finally being able to play "correct" cricket after cleaning up his technique despite his team losing to Delhi Daredevils on Saturday. Uthappa shone with a 41-ball 55 but KKR ended up losing against Delhi daredevils by four wickets. "I...
  • Mourinho loses first home league game as Chelsea stunned by Sunderland 1-2 20-04-2014 12:07 AM

    London: Chelsea suffered a major setback to their English Premier League title aspirations with a 2-1 home loss against last-place Sunderland on Saturday. Chelsea missed the opportunity to dislodge Liverpool from top spot, and the Reds will have the chance to extend their lead to five points at Norwich on...
  • IPL 7: Duminy's heroics power Delhi to four-wicket win over Kolkata 19-04-2014 11:59 PM

    JP Duminy hit an unbeaten 52 after skipper Dinesh Karthik set the foundation with a fighting 56-run knock as Delhi Daredevils edged out Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in a thrilling IPL-7 contest in Dubai on Saturday. Electing to bat, KKR posted a decent 166 for 5, thanks to...
  • East Bengal beat Pune FC 1-2 in I-League 19-04-2014 10:41 PM

    Missed chances and defensive errors cost Pune FC as they squandered a one-goal lead to go down 1-2 to East Bengal in an I-League Round 25 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex on Saturday. Winger Anthony D'Souza (39th minute) put Pune FC ahead in the first half before strikes...
  • Tottenham Hotspur beat Fulham 3-1 in Premier League 19-04-2014 09:18 PM

    London: Tottenham kept their small hopes of a top-four finish alive and dented Fulham's survival ambition with a 3-1 win over their London rival in the Premier League on Saturday. Spurs remained sixth in the standings but cut their deficit to fourth-place Arsenal to four points, though the Gunners have...
  • As it happened: Delhi vs Kolkata, Match 6, IPL 7 19-04-2014 07:27 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat Both the teams had a contrasting outing in their respective opener, where KKR hammered Mumbai and the Daredevils were humbled by Bangalore. Bowling was also a cause of...
  • IPL 7: Shoddy Mumbai lose to RCB for second straight defeat 19-04-2014 07:02 PM

    It won't be wrong to analyse that Mumbai Indians lost in the first 20 overs of their IPL-7 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai on Saturday, as their 115 was never enough to challenge a batting-heavy RCB, who romped home by 7 wickets with 2.3 overs to spare. Mumbai...
  • As it happened: RCB vs MI, IPL 7 19-04-2014 02:50 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: The ease with which Royal Challengers Bangalore won their previous encounter against Delhi Daredevils has surely sent a statement of intent to the rest of the Indian Premier League sides. In their second game of IPL 7, the...
  • David Miller eyeing to imbibe courage of conviction from Sehwag 19-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Devastating Kings XI batsman David Miller wants to imbibe the "courage of conviction" from his new teammate and hero Virender Sehwag while sharing the dressing room with the veteran Indian cricketer in the ongoing seventh edition of IPL. Miller said he won't let go any opportunity to pick...
  • IPL 7: Learning a lot from mentor Rahul Dravid, says Rajat Bhatia 19-04-2014 11:00 AM

    Having played a key part in Rajasthan Royals' opening win in the seventh edition of IPL, allrounder Rajat Bhatia says he is relishing the prospect of shouldering a "more responsible" role with his new franchise, and team mentor Rahul Dravid has told him that he should help younger players. "Rahul...
  • Wasim Akram has a bowl at the Kolkata Knight Riders' nets 19-04-2014 10:51 AM

    Dubai: The Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen will forever remember Friday's net session as their mentor Wasim Akram bowled his heart out before the teams' weekend game against Delhi Daredevils. It was a treat to see the 'Sultan of Swing' bowling long spells with short run-ups and producing the same movement...
  • Ajinkya Rahane was confident about Rajasthan's victory over Sunrisers 19-04-2014 08:56 AM

    Abu Dhabi: His patient half-century on Friday helped Rajasthan Royals notch up a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL and Ajinkya Rahane said that he backed his instinct and was confident that one big partnership would take his team home comfortably. "When three wickets fall, I wanted to bat...
  • Liverpool trio on shortlist for PFA player of the year 19-04-2014 08:19 AM

    Liverpool: Liverpool trio Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are on the shortlist for the English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) player of the year award. Striking duo Suarez and Sturridge have scored 49 league goals between them this season, with Uruguay international Suarez leading the Premier League scoring charts...
  • Everton game not about me, says David Moyes 18-04-2014 10:03 PM

    Manchester United manager David Moyes played down the significance of returning to his former club for the first time in Sunday's Premier League match against Everton. Moyes was in charge at Goodison Park for 11 years before joining United in July to take over from the retired Alex Ferguson. He...